U.K.: House Of Lords Passes Marriage Equality!
Marriage equality legislation is thisclose to reality in the United Kingdom where it has just passed a third reading from the House of Lords.
Legislation now heads back to the House of Commons for approval of the changes made by the Lords before being finalized by a signature from Queen Elizabeth II.
The amendments added to the bill will be introduced by Culture Secretary Maria Miller in the House of Commons at 7pm tomorrow, and if accepted the bill will go on to receive Royal Assent, when the Queen is available to sign it. The amendments include a provisions to hold reviews of equal pension survivor rights, humanist weddings and civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples. At Report Stage in the Lords, the bill was subject to scrutiny, and many government amendments were added, in order to tidy it up.